Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Spirit of 2022

A dawning New Year
Covid yet lurks among us
People still party 

Merry Christmas 2021

This has been a strange, difficult and oddly wonderful year.

My children and grandchildren have worn masks and still taken a few trips to distant places that practiced social distancing. I’ve worn a mask and walked around the block.

This year college has been the center of attention. Bobby will graduate this year. He is a fabulous cook and stars with Linda cooking family holiday meals. He thinks he would like to make a career of food. James is intent on working with machinery. This summer he made a beautiful guitar out of wood.

Kieran decided to leave the frigid Minneapolis winters and go to a school in California. He is studying theater crafts. Donovan says he is launching himself. He and Rama are proud of him. Leela is thinking of going East when her time comes to pick a college. She has continued her dancing for years. She enjoys creating innovating activities for children.

Aidan is a senior and has decided to go to The Cleveland Institute of Art. He has been more of an engineer for years and has made top grades. During COVID he took a virtual art class and decided to explore a different path. Mia is her fun-loving busy self. She continues to be involved in acting. Ohio State University looks like a good fit for her

Bob has a new job as an Expert Witness for a lawyer. Mainly he works at fixing up their house to sell. He and Linda want to move South nearer her family. Linda is still a realtor. Donovan has a new job supervising zoning at the county level. Rama remains a professor at St. Thomas University in Minneapolis. Fred has a new job as a driver for Amazon. He loves exploring parts of Cleveland he didn’t know existed. His Linda is with her small industrial importing company. She offered me her wonderful technological skills to help get my new tablet running so I can watch movies on Netflix.

As for me I had knee replacement surgery in August and am almost as good as new. My siblings Sally, Brooke, Carl and I now Zoom regularly. For me all the newness going on in my family is a wonder.

Best wishes for a blessed holiday and a safe New Year.


A Celestial Two-fer

Standard time arrived
Early morning coffee time
Lit by bright sunshine

On the other hand
Time to close the blinds at dusk
Charmed by sight of moon


A Miserable Day

Gray silence abides
Deep thickness smothers my soul
Heart longs for the light



Loving bridges connecting our hearts
Piercing arrows that keep us apart
Bowls full of memories to pass on to family
Paint brushes for drawing a glorious sunset
Context for souls to love all creation


A New Beginning – Again

I'm at the point of a new beginning
I never thought I'd find myself here
My brand new knee is working  fine
And so this is not  about that

My son is planning a move in the near future
He has told me about in the past
He planned to sell his duplex - rental property 
Then sell his own home and move South

I had heard this before and put it aside
Nothing to bother me yet
This time I listened and knew it is real
My tears and sadness set in

He told me this was always his plan 
When they moved here twenty years past
I was in Chicago living my own new life
Never dreaming I'd move back  myself

Then I remembered the wonderful challenge
Facing new obstacles, solving new problems
Building new friendships in the Greenbriar Apartment
Exploring a rich thriving life

 I savor the gift to continue here
Living my life as it teaches new lessons
After  experiencing so many kind hearts 
Tending me after my recent knee surgery
I know the Greenbriar is truly my home

And as my son says, we'll always be family
No matter the place we call home





Farewell For Now

I'm discovering
PT takes up so much time
Laying down my pen


Lessons From an Oak Tree

Exercising  knee
Of my new knee replacement 
I ponder future

Oak tree's crimson leaves
Introduce a new topic
Revolving goodness

Leaves come and flourish
Green replaced by bright crimson
Then leaf piles for play

My aging knee gone
Temporarily dormant
Will be good as new


Hurrah For My New Knee!

Hello, folks I’m back

Surgery went very well

Still taking a break



You talked about the turtles

At lunch the other day

I thought about a love

That will not go away

Riches of being family

Old dreams and memories

Joined us at Ben and Jerrys

While we savored rich ice cream

To Bobby on your 22nd birthday

With lots of love from Grandma Ina